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Taliban’s Attack On Teen Girl ‘Unbelievable’


Tamar Gorgadze
LORTON, Virginia, U.S.A.
– When first reading the news about Malala Yousafazi, all I could do was ponder
on about millions of other girls worldwide who have tried to be as courageous as
her and instead of being respected and honored for making a positive impact in
their country, they have been treated unfairly and cruelly.

Last week, the Taliban
hunted down this proponent of girls’ education who is just 14, found her on her
way home from school and shot her in the head. She’s in a British hospital in
serious condition. After the attack, the Taliban claimed responsibility and
said they’d try again to kill her if they could.
It’s unbelievable how
someone is capable of not only shooting a child, but to also be more than
willing to do it again. As much as we try to understand, we never will know the
physiological state of mind of that Taliban member who was raised to think very
differently from the rest of us. We can only stand up for what’s right and
create noise and encourage young women, no matter the distance, to never doubt
what they know is right and to continuously show that women are strong, audacious
and intelligent.
Malala Yousafzai’s official Facebook photo


Malala Yousafzai


I’d love to see young
girls around the world take what Malala did for her country as an example and
try to do the same for theirs. If a girl in a country with no rights for women
stood up and attempted to empower women and promote their right to an
education, then people living in countries full of freedom should be more than
capable of giving service to others in need.
There will always be
problems to fix in this world and the list will only get longer, so be bold and
an active member in this world and speak out the truth.
It’s times like these
when we come to understand all the efforts that have been made by United States
to stop the Taliban from continuing with its horrendous crimes.
We may all disagree on
foreign affairs, whether we should stay involved or stay out of another country’s
business, but if we were to just talk about this innocent 14-year-old girl –
who only wants a brighter life for women in her country and craves a good
education, but has not even the slightest right to speak her mind – we would
have no choice but to be on the same page and feel deeply saddened by her circumstances.
Those of us lucky
enough to enjoy freedom and education should truly appreciate the life we have now
and stop complaining about pointless matters because, as Malala showed us so
well, there is someone out there yearning for the privileges we already have.